GEPSED Training


The Government of Saint Lucia signed a Financing Agreement with the European Union on 24th December 2020 for the implementation of the “Employment Generation and
Private Sector Development Programme through a modernized and enhanced TVET Framework.”

Through this specific scholarship opportunity with School of Art and Design, thirty students are expected to receive training in Photography and Printing and Graphics. Ten (10)  students will receive training in Photography Level 3 and twenty (20) in Printing and Graphics Level 3.  All training will deliver technical and soft skills training leading to a recognized certificate, e.g. National or Caribbean Vocational Qualification (NVQ/ CVQ) Level 2 and above, or modules towards one. Training either helps young people already working in the relevant sector to up-skill and progress to higher level work, or help unemployed young people develop the higher-level skills they need to find and stay in work in the sector or begin their own business. The program targets youth aged 15-35 years and will be practical and theoretical in nature.

Training will be for approximately five (5) terms over a period of approximately 15 months. Classes will be held both day and evening depending on the scheduling. To apply for this training please download the application form, fill out in full and return via email to along with four (4) pieces of your best visual artwork saved in PDF or JPEG format. Artwork can be but not limited to drawings, paintings, ceramics, photography, decorative art, computer graphics, digital media etc. Deadline for submission of applications is April 8, 2024.

Students will be contacted via email or telephone to arrange for an interview prior to final selection of the cohort for each program.